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    Roasted Red Pepper Soup With Crunchy Dukkah

    Using roasted vegetables in soup will give it a deliciously sweet and concentrated flavour. Dukkah (pronounced doo-kah) is a traditional Egyptian snack that is a mixture of toasted nuts, seeds and seasoning. Sprinkled on top of the soup, it adds texture and flavour, and looks great too. Store any leftover dukkah in an airtight container and serve as a snack with drinks or scatter over other dishes

    • Vegetarian
    • Milk Free
    • Gluten Free
    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 40 minutes
    • Total time: 55 minutes 55 minutes

    Serves: 8


    • 4 red peppers, deseeded and quartered
    • 1 large carrot, peeled and sliced
    • 1 large red onion, roughly chopped
    • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 litre hot vegetable stock
    • For the dukkah
    • 50g roasted unsalted pistachio nuts
    • 2 tsp sesame seeds
    • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
    • 1 tsp cumin seeds


    1. Preheat the oven to 190°C, gas mark 5. Place the peppers, carrot and onion in a large roasting tin. Drizzle with the balsamic vinegar and olive oil, season generously and toss everything together well. Place in the oven and roast for about 35 minutes, stirring halfway through, until the vegetables are tender and caramelised.
    2. Meanwhile, place all the dukkah ingredients in a frying pan and toast over a gentle heat until the mustard seeds start to pop. Leave to cool, then transfer to a food processor and pulse until coarsely ground. Transfer to a bowl to cool.
    3. In the same food processor bowl, place the roasted vegetables with any juices from the roasting tin and blitz to a smooth paste. Add the hot vegetable stock and carefully blitz until you have a smooth soup. Add more stock if the mixture is too thick. Leave to cool.

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    Cook's tips

    A teaspoon of thick, creamy Greek yogurt would be delicious spooned on top of the soup before the dukkah is added.

    Serving tips

    To serve- Pour the soup into a saucepan and heat through. Ladle into serving bowls and sprinkle with the dukkah. To transport- place the soup and the dukkah into separate airtight containers.


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